Earlier this year, the organization’s leadership took up the issue but decided to defer any decision until a survey of the organizations members was complete. A survey was sent to members and leaders in mid-March to gauge opinion on the organization’s anti-gay policies.
Pressure has mounted on the BSA to allow openly gay members and leadership. In February, more than a million signatures were delivered to BSA headquarters from four separate petitions.
Top photo: Jennifer Tyrrell (left) created a petition on Change.org to call attention to her removal from the Boy Scouts over her sexual orientation (via Change.org)